Guide to the John M. Switzer Correspondence

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0635
Creator: Switzer, John M.
Title: John M. Switzer correspondence
Dates: 1891-1937
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Summary: Collection consists primarily of letters from John M. Switzer to his brother Albert, written while a student in Chicago (1892-93), at Stanford University (1893-1899), and from Manila, Philippines (1899). His Stanford letters discuss social life of students, disappointment with the library, hard work of hashing at Encina Hall, his bills while at Stanford, his career plans, life in California, difficulties from the 1894 railroad strike, and his military enlistment in 1898. The letters written in Manila primarily relate to his father's estate and his financial affairs with his brother. Other items include receipts for loans from his brother, 1896-1897; Switzer's letter of advice to a young male relative, 1923; letter regarding Switzer's estate, 1937; two letters to Albert Switzer from his brother Charley, 1897; and a letter of reference for Albert Switzer, 1891.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased 2002.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

John M. Switzer Correspondence (SC0635). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John Marion Switzer was a member of the Stanford Class of 1898, but did not earn his A.B. degree until 1926. As a student he was active in the Philolexian Literary Society, a member of the intercollegiate debating team, officer on the literary magazine THE SEQUOIA, and manager of the football team. He served in the military during the Spanish-American War and was later a delegate to the Republican National Convention from the Philippine Islands in 1904 and 1912.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists primarily of letters from John M. Switzer to his brother Albert, written while a student in Chicago (1892-93), at Stanford University (1893-1899), and from Manila, Philippines (1899). His Stanford letters discuss social life of students, disappointment with the library, hard work of hashing at Encina Hall, his bills while at Stanford, his career plans, life in California, difficulties from the 1894 railroad strike, and his military enlistment in 1898. The letters written in Manila primarily relate to his father's estate and his financial affairs with his brother. Other items include receipts for loans from his brother, 1896-1897; Switzer's letter of advice to a young male relative, 1923; letter regarding Switzer's estate, 1937; two letters to Albert Switzer from his brother Charley, 1897; and a letter of reference for Albert Switzer, 1891.

Access Terms

Bock, Gregory H.
Stanford University--Students.
Switzer, Albert.
Switzer, John M.
College students--California
Pullman Strike, 1894.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
Strikes and lockouts--Railroads--United States.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Correspondence 1891-1937